Happy Solstice today!!
As the year is drawing to a close, here’s a reminder of prior blogs (in red, with links) from 2022 to aid you during this holiday season and beyond!
This is also a reminder to be compassionate with yourself and give yourself the time and space you need if you become overwhelmed during the holidays. Especially if you say you don’t have the time or space! Create it (remember the subjectivity of time).
If resistance comes up, remember you can overcome it.
If emotions are high, be cognizant of your emotions.
Maybe you need to remember that you matter, and are enough.
If grief is coming up, here’s a map for healing.
It’s vitally important to heal your nervous system, and to have gentleness with yourself as you move from your pain body to your light body.
Never forget the power of forgiveness and self-forgiveness.
Check the symbolism you place on things and events; it could be distorted.
Expand your belief boundaries as we enter a new year, and remember to preemptively alleviate kickback and defeat doubt.
Accept what is.
And if you’re looking to create a magical 2023, make your list or choose your word.
May the end of 2022 be filled with empowerment!! See you next year!
I wrote a few weeks ago about how your family may not be able to see you in present time, but do you see them in present time? And not just them, other friends and loved ones?
I made that mistake recently- getting stressed out by something that I assumed (yes, I know the saying!) would happen based on a past incident. But that assumption kept me out of present time and unable to see the person before me as they are in this moment.
I wasn’t being fair to them by keeping them in their box from the past, just as I wouldn’t want someone to do that to me. When I realized that not only had I changed, but they had too, we were able to have an amazing time together. It goes both ways!
So, before you see family, allow the possibility that the relationship can be in present time; especially if you’ve been working on yourself. If the relationship has shifted in a positive way, fantastic. If it hasn’t, that’s okay, just keep yourself in the now moment and re-read the blog from Nov 23rd for helpful tips.
It’s that time of year again; time to find your word for 2023!
For those of you who are new to my blogs, this is based on a John Gordon blog I read, maybe seven years ago. In it, he suggested picking one word for the upcoming year, versus creating resolutions that only make you feel badly if you can’t fulfill them.
In his words, “just one word that gives meaning, mission, passion and purpose. One word that will help me be my best.”
I love this idea and have been using it ever since.
For those who picked a word for 2022, was it successful? Did it help you grow and become more? Celebrate yourself if so. If not and you forgot about it, don’t beat yourself up. This isn’t something to add stress, it’s something to inspire you and help you create your reality.
Your word(s) can be anything that you’re wanting to infuse into 2023: inner peace, self-actualization, fun, compassion, self-love, play, creative expression- the list is endless.
Make sure the word is actionable and not just a concept.
I’ve made that mistake, lol. Twice I chose a word that I wanted to infuse into my year, but the word wasn’t easy to focus on daily. However, the year I choose “wisdom,” that was a perfect choice for me. Daily I could ask if the choices I was making were wise or not. I still use the word “wisdom’ constantly as a touch stone, as using it continually for a year had a profound effect on how I operate in the world.
Same with the year “self-love” was my word. I could easily check if my choices were loving towards myself, or discounting of what I needed.
So, sit with it. There are no wrong answers regarding your word; it’s very personal. Sometimes you’ll choose it, and sometimes it chooses you. Either way, you’ll know. You’ll feel in your gut that that word is the word for you.
And no pressure by the way, it doesn’t have to be perfect! You may even change it a couple times until you find the right fit; I have.
Once you have your word, write it in big letters somewhere that you’ll read it each day. And not just a passing glance, but truly, “how can I bring this word into action today?”
Next, see that word infused throughout 2023. Imagine a calendar and visualize your word woven throughout the days and months. Imagine that word opening you up to possibilities, insights, changes, and personal growth.
As you focus on it daily or weekly, you’ll find that you may be led to experiences, books, and talks etc., that are exactly what you need to learn and hear to help you grow and have more of that word in your reality.
If you want, share your word with me and I’ll support you in your growth.
Happy choosing and may your word transform your 2023!!!
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!